Good combination of size and impressive reflexes. A tough injury history, but has the potential to become a low-end starter.
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August 2021 – Vladar was traded to the Calgary Flames in return for a third-round draft pick. With the team signing free agent Linus Ullmark, and with Jeremy Swayman’s mini-breakout last season, Vladar’s path to NHL playing time became very muddy. He now joins a Flames organization, where he should push for the backup role in 2021-22 behind starter Jacob Markstrom. Chris Mazza
July 2021 – Vladar split his campaign between three professional leagues, posting stellar numbers in all but the NHL. His time in Boston started out equally as well, with the big goaltender recording three straight wins, but eventually tapered off with three straight losses. He was protected by the Bruins in the Seattle expansion draft, which is no surprise considering Tuukka Rask is a pending UFA and Jeremy Swayman was exempt from being selected. The latter has seemingly surpassed Vladar on the team’s depth chart, however, the Czech goalie would be the next man up should the opportunity arise. Chris Mazza